recording of Bush Studies by Barbara Baynton.
Read in English by Kirsty Leishman
Bush Studies is a short story collection published in London in 1902. Baynton presents a grimly realist view of bush life in Australia for women in colonial Australia. She wrote in response to Henry Lawson's romantic depiction of bush life during the same era. - Summary by Kirsty Leishman
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October 30, 2013
These stories are pretty dark, but very well written. The storytelling is vivid and chilling. I highly recommend this, even if Australian literature is new to you. The author was, and still is, controversial because she depicted the dark side of bush life.